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Importance of Weather Stations and Soil Moisture Sensors in Agriculture

The “Crop growth” is affected mainly by “Internal” and “External” factors. The internal factors are controlled by genetics of the plants. While the lion’s share of the external factors which most affect the crop growth consist of “Climatic” and “Edaphic (Soil)” factors. According to an estimate nearly 50% of crop yield is attributed to the influence of “Climatic factors” only. The climatic factors further consist of some sub factors: While the edaphic factors consist of: In past it has been a big challenge to have an accurate weather prediction for an agriculture......

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530HP 4-row giant: Grimme wheels out its biggest potato harvester yet

Grimme has launched what it describes as “its biggest ever self-propelled potato harvester” onto the market. With no less than 530hp at its disposal (courtesy of a Mercedes engine), the four-rowVentor 4150 comes with a capacious 15t hopper (bunker). According to Grimme, the crucial element of this machine is the integration of the existing “SE principle” into this new harvester. The SE separation system is currently used on the company’s one-row and two-row trailed (bunker-type) machines. The SE system consists of “special”, multi-level conveying, lifting and sieving webs. It also incorporates a “wide-meshed” de-vining web and an inspection platform......

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Two Row Potato Planter With Fertilizer Box

GRIMME has combined two proven systems with the new two-row mounted potato planter GL 32 E and a fertilizer box. The combination of different tasks when planting is essential to optimize output and reduce costs. Furthermore the reduction of ground compaction and the amount of tractor passes play an increasing role. Potato planter is combined with fertilizer boxes during the planting process for under-root fertilization. For the first-time GRIMME has integrate 2 fertilizer boxes with an 80 litre capacity on a two-row potato planter and has not exceed the maximum lifting force of......

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Why Mechanization is Important in Agriculture?

Mechanization is a crucial input for agricultural crop production and one that historically has been neglected in the context of developing countries. Factors that reduce the availability of farm power compromise the ability to cultivate sufficient land and have long been recognized as a source of poverty, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Increasing the power supply to agriculture means that more tasks can be completed at the right time and greater areas can be farmed to produce greater quantities of crops while conserving natural resources. Applying new technologies that are environmentally friendly enables......

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ComfortDrive for potato harvester

Off-set trailed and self-propelled harvesters with large wheels tend to sway – a physical conditions. This reduces the digging output and is uncomfortable for the pickers. The active swaying stability control ComfortDrive keeps the machine in a stable position and can increase digging speed up to 30 %. Without the stability control it is necessary to fit two wheels of different flexibility to avoid the swaying of the machine. For example, if small twin wheels are fitted this creates an unintended high soil compaction. The active levelling cylinder control of the ComfortDrive......

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